Hawaii is gearing up for the launch of its medical marijuana program. The state has made theapplications available online. Applications will be accepted until January 29, 2016.
The cost of a dispensary license is $5,000. The state urges applicants to go through the application carefully and read the instructions in their entirety.
Applications will be awarded for the following counties:
- Honolulu County will be allowed 3
- Maui County will receive 2 approvals
- Hawaii County will receive 2 approvals
- Kauai County will receive only 1 approval
Department of Health Care Assurance chief, Keith Ridley, says, “Applicants should be careful to follow the online application instructions completely. The online process is straight forward and follows [the statute and administrative rules].”
With approved applications, dispensary owners can operate two dispensing locations and two production locations. The medical marijuana program is expected to begin this summer.